Processing and Characterization of Materials
The Division of Processing and Characterization of Materials (DPCM) operates mainly in research, development and innovation projects applied to automotive, oil and gas, petrochemical and construction industry, with the support of the country's main development agencies and also different-sized companies.
The main lines of action are: Composites and polymeric nanocomposites; Membranes and porous media; Recycling/reuse of natural, industrial and post-consumer waste; biopolymers; controlled release of drugs; Titanium and its alloys for orthopedic and dental implants; Bioceramics for bone regeneration; and Ceramics for technological applications.
For the rapid development of new materials and technologies it is a common practice to make partnerships and networking activities with other national and international research institutions. The experience and knowledge accumulated by DPCM’s professionals and the laboratory infrastructure leveraged in recent years the scientific and technological production, with national and international patents, articles published in indexed journals and conference proceedings, as well as supervision of postdoctoral scholars and co-supervision of master and doctoral theses.
In the current scenario, DPCM has been dedicating attention to issues such as sustainability, environmental preservation, health and welfare of the population, in addition to supporting industry sectors for the development/improvement of domestic products.
The division has two laboratories:
Marcia Gomes de Oliveira
Phone: 055 21 2123-1019